Beau Is Afraid Movie Poster

Beau Is Afraid

April 14, 2023
2hr 59min
Status: released

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Beau Is Afraid Movie Details:

Movie NameBeau Is Afraid
Country United States
Language English
GenreComedy, Drama, Horror
Release DateApril 1, 2023 (Alamo Drafthouse Cinema)
April 14, 2023 (United States)
Running Time2hr 59min
Age ratingR
CastJoaquin Phoenix
Nathan Lane
Amy Ryan
Stephen McKinley Henderson
Hayley Squires
Denis Ménochet
Kylie Rogers
Parker Posey
Patti LuPone
Directed by Ari Aster
Written byAri Aster
Produced byLars Knudsen
Ari Aster
Cinematography by Pawel Pogorzelski
Edited by Lucian Johnston
Music byBobby Krlic
Production CompanyA24
Access Entertainment
MW Industries
Square Peg
Distributor A24
Budget$35 million
Box Office Collection$11.5 million

Beau Is Afraid Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Joaquin Phoenix as Beau Wassermann
    • Armen Nahapetian as young Beau
  • Patti LuPone as Mona Wassermann
    • Zoe Lister-Jones as young Mona
  • Amy Ryan as Grace
  • Nathan Lane as Roger
  • Kylie Rogers as Toni
  • Denis Ménochet as Jeeves
  • Parker Posey as Elaine Bray
    • Julia Antonelli as young Elaine
  • Stephen McKinley Henderson as the therapist
  • Richard Kind as Dr. Cohen
  • Hayley Squires as Penelope
  • Julian Richings as Strange Man
  • Bill Hader as UPS Guy
  • Michael Esper as Officer Johnson
  • Michael Gandolfini, Théodore Pellerin and Mike Taylor as Beau’s sons


The film’s plot follows the mild-mannered but paranoia-ridden Beau as he embarks on a surreal odyssey to get home to attend his mother’s funeral, realizing his greatest fears along the way.

About Beau Is Afraid Movie:

  • In February 2021, A24 announced the film, then titled Disappointment Blvd., with Joaquin Phoenix on board to star in the leading role.
  • Principal photography began on June 28, 2021, and concluded that October. It was shot in Downtown Montreal, and Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, an off-island suburb of Montreal in Quebec.
  • With a budget of $35 million, Beau Is Afraid is A24’s most expensive film.
  • The song featured in the trailer is the 1979 hit “Goodbye Stranger” by Supertramp.
  • Beau Is Afraid premiered at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on April 1, 2023, and began a limited theatrical release in the United States on April 14, 2023, before a wide release the following week.
  • The film received generally positive reviews from critics but was a box-office bomb, grossing only $11 million.
  • The film was released digitally on June 13. A Blu-ray and DVD release followed on July 11, 2023.